The Labrador retriever was cloned from samples thoughtfully taken by the couple five years ago from their beloved pet Lancelot. The cloned puppy looks just like his predecessor and the couple hopes that, being around the same people and many of the same dogs, Lancelot Encore will be every bit the alpha male that the original Lancelot was.
The couple won the chance to have their pet cloned in an auction held last July by BioArts, a California-based firm that employed Korea’s Sooam Biotech Research Foundation to recreate their darling dog. The hammer price of the pricey pooch was $155,000. That’s $100,000 more than was last paid for a commercially cloned animal, a bull named Second Chance.
A black Tibetan Mastiff
Later that year, however, Lancelot Encore’s price was dwarfed by the sale of a black Tibetan Mastiff named Yangtze River Number 2. Yangtze’s new owner, a Chinese millionaire identified only as Ms. Wang, met the pup while visiting Yushu in China’s Qinghai province with a Tibetan Mastiff she wished to breed with one of the region’s storied pureblood canines. As soon as she met the dog, then known as White Root, she knew she had to have him. Ultimately, she ended up paying $582,000 for the most expensive dog in the world.
Upon his arrival at an airport in Xi’an, Yangtze was greeted by a motorcade of thirty luxury cars and a crowd of spectators.
Seriously, what a load of shit.
Get real people. When you lose your best friend to the Rainbow Bridge, let them go.
Yes, youre heart will be broken. But head to a shelter, find a rescue dog, save a life,
give love another chance.
If Mum did'nt rescue me, I don't know where I would have ended up. One day I'll share my adoption story
but the memories are still a little raw....I'm happy where I am.
When my Mum sings this to me, my eyes well up with tears, cause what we've got is SOLID....
"Say you don't need no diamond ring and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love"
Mum says she appreciates every day she has with me. That I was meant to be, right here with her, right now.
She told me that the anniversary of the death her first son Braise is coming up soon, bit heavy, I know, but it helps me to understand why shes so fricken obsessed with me.
Lucky it goes both ways.
Theres nowhere I'd rather be Mumzy.
But right here, right now.